Cannabis legalization: Important information for students

To: Students in Vancouver

On October 17, Canada’s Cannabis Act will legalize the purchase, possession, and use of cannabis for adults. If you have questions about the cannabis laws in BC or would like further health information about the use of cannabis, visit

As these new laws come into effect, UBC remains committed to fostering a healthy and safe learning environment.

As a UBC student, you should be aware of rules governing cannabis use on campus. These include:

All substance use carries risk, making it important to consider the short-term and long-term effects of cannabis use on your health and success as a student. Please visit, to educate yourself on these effects.

Thank you for your role in making our campus a safe learning environment for our entire community.

Andrew Parr
Interim Vice-President, Students